ACARA welcomes new Chair
26 November 2021
ACARA welcomes Derek Scott as Chair of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority.
"I congratulate Derek on his appointment as Chair. Derek has been a member of the ACARA Board since January 2021 and we look forward to continuing to work with him, particularly at such a key time in ACARA's work as we progress the full transition to NAPLAN Online and finalise the review of the Australian Curriculum," ACARA CEO, David de Carvalho, said. Read more
NAPLAN is for everyone: Help for students with disability sitting NAPLAN
22 November 2021
All students should have the opportunity to participate in NAPLAN, as they do other school events throughout the year, and there are a range of adjustments available to support students with diverse learning needs and functional abilities to do the tests. The adjustments allow an equivalent experience for students during testing and include, for example, magnification, alternative questions, keyboard accessibility, extra time, rest breaks and tailored testing.
In a new series of videos, students with disability and their parents, carers and teachers share their experiences of using NAPLAN’s disability adjustments.Read more
Digital Technologies in focus
04 November 2021
Thousands of Australian teachers who participated in a program to support delivery of Digital Technologies lessons in the classroom gained skills and confidence that proved vital for the switch to online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACARA’s Digital Technologies in focus (DTiF) project was a 4-year program, funded by the Australian Government, designed to upskill teachers and enable them to teach the new subject Digital Technologies.
The unique project has now been independently recognised to improve engagement and achievement for students in some of the country’s most disadvantaged schools, but it also has proven to be vital in providing timely tech skills to teachers.
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